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on 13 March 2014
Criminal profiler and psychologist Dr Helen Hudson becomes entangled in the deadly mind game of a vicious copycat serial killer.
Due to the horrific attack Helen suffered in her past as an agoraphobic she is confined to her apartment.
The killer uses this against her in his murderous attempts to become a famous serial killer.
Detectives M. J Monahan and Reuben Goetz they have the challenge of trying to capture the killer before he kills again and uses his chance to commit another murder....
While th film will win no plaudits for originality or scares, it's still good to see a character driven thriller, rather than one intending to shock with bucket loads of gore and cheap scares.
Weaver is great as the Agoraphobic, but it does become quite funny the amount of times she shouts out for her carer at the beginning.
The actual story is quite good, but the two 'Tyler Durden' showings of the killer before we meet the character is awful, and just gives the whole game away.
Connick Jr is truly great in this, but did he really have to look like the guy from MAD magazine? Even though it's on for more than two hours, it runs at a steady pace, and never really gets boring, thanks to the two leads.